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COVID-19 Update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Covered Bridge Garden Club has adjusted our schedule to include more outdoor events when possible. We will have bottles of hand sanitizer available and will have plenty of room for social distancing. When we are meeting indoors, please use only the chairs set up at each table to ensure safe distancing. Mask wearing is also encouraged while indoors.

Thanks so much for your cooperation! This policy is subject to change depending on circumstances.


Monday, September 27, 2021

Welcome Back Luncheon at Sullivan House, Hershey’s Mill

1500 Greenhill Road, West Chester, PA 19380

11:30 am

This year’s luncheon will be at the beautifully restored Sullivan House mansion, home of the original owner of Hershey’s Mill estate. There is a lovely covered outdoor patio for seating and a large dining room for our buffet.

Join us to reconnect with members and meet some new faces! Feel free to bring a guest. Find out what is planned for the upcoming year.

We are asking members to contribute a side dish or bottle of wine. Please contact Sara Sprouse about what is needed and let her know if you will be attending.

Location: The address of the Main Gate is 1500 Greenhill Road, West Chester. Use that for your GPS. Tell the guard you will be attending an event at Sullivan House. Just past the gate, drive up the hill. The Sullivan House is on your right just past the community center. There is a circular drive for anyone that needs to be dropped off and a separate parking area a short way up the hill on your left.

Members and Guests: No charge!


Monday, October 25, 2021

Tour of Welkinweir Estate & Arboretum

1368 Prizer Road, Pottstown, PA 19465

10:00 Tour + Optional Boxed Lunch on site

Tour includes a 45 min. tour of the estate house followed by a tour of the arboretum. Join us immediately following the tour for lunch at an on site pavilion.  There will be boxed lunches available for those wishing to stay.

Choose from Chicken Salad, Turkey & Cheddar or Veggie. Please indicate your choice in the Comments section when checking out online.

Masks are encouraged for the indoor part of the tour.

Tour-Members: No charge   Guests: $10

Boxed Lunch-Members & Guests: $15 each


Monday, November 29, 2021

“Winter Greenery” by Mostardi’s

St. John’s Lutheran Church

11:30 AM

Mostardi’s will be coming to us this year! Come and create the perfect “drop in” winter planter for your outdoor decor. We will provide everything you need to make this project that will last into early spring!!

Be sure to bring your clippers and CBGC apron!

RSVP deadline November 12, 2020

Members: $30 Guests: $60


Monday, December 13, 2021

Holiday Luncheon at the Desmond Hotel

1 Liberty Blvd., Malvern, PA 19355

11:30 am

Take a break from the mad rush of the holiday season! Relax and join fellow club members for a delicious lunch to celebrate the holidays.

RSVP Deadline: December 3, 2021

There will be LOTS of room for social distancing in our private section of the ballroom. Please wear a mask with a smile behind it!

Luncheon fee includes 3 course meal, wine, tax and tip. Choose from Chicken Piccata, Basil Crusted Salmon fillet or a Grilled Veggie & Couscous dish. Please indicate your choice in the Order Notes section during Checkout.

Members: $46  Guests: $46

In keeping with the season of giving, please bring a gift card in the $20-$25 range to donate to Home of the Sparrow.


Monday, January 24, 2022

“Planning for a Pollinator Garden”

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Phoenixville, PA

11:30 AM

January’s program will be a presentation by the Penn State Extension Master Gardner of Chester County organization. It should be informative and at just the right time when you will be thinking of your summer garden!

Exhibit theme: “Go Big or Go Home”-make a big and bold arrangement!

Members & Guests: No Charge!


Monday, February 28, 2022

“Orchids in Glass” Make & Take

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Phoenixville, PA 

11:30 AM

Sue Strong and Gayle Slaybaugh will lead us in making a a beautiful orchid arrangement in a glass container. You are welcome to bring your own container if you’d like, either a cylinder or round.

Bring garden gloves and your CBGC apron!

Members: $10  Guests: $20


Monday, March 28, 2022

“Native Spring Ephemerals” by Amy Mawby from Jenkins Arboretum

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Phoenixville, PA

11:30 AM

This presentation on native spring plants by Jenkins Arboretum’s own Ann Mawby should be an especially interesting program for late March, right before these plants are ready to show themselves!

Exhibit theme: “Erin Go Braugh” (Ireland to the end of time) Using green as the predominant color, make an arrangement celebrating the old country. You can use a mix of fresh and faux materials if desired.

Members & Guests: No Charge


Monday, April 25, 2022

Herb & Pansy Pot Make & Take

St. John’s Lutheran Church, Phoenixville, PA

11:30 AM

RSVP Deadline: April 15, 2022

Gayle Slaybaugh and Sue Strong will guide us in planting our own herb and pansy pot. It will have the best of both worlds, useful herbs AND pretty flowers!

Bring garden gloves, a trowel and your CBGC apron.

Members: $10   Guests: $20


Monday, May 23, 2022

Tour of David Culp’s Brandywine Cottage, Downingtown, PA

10:00 am  Rain or Shine

Experience Brandywine Cottage through the eyes of it’s creator, David Culp! David is the author of “A Year at Brandywine Cottage” and  has lectured nationwide for 25 years about gardening for all seasons. This is truly a special opportunity to meet David and see his own garden in person.

Join us for lunch at a nearby restaurant following the tour. The place and arrangements are still TBD.

Location: specific address and meeting details will be emailed to all planning to attend. Car pooling is encouraged.

Tour only: Members: $10 Guests: $10

Lunch: Members & Guests to pay their own. Details to follow later.

Sullivan House front
Sullivan House patio
Welkinweir view
Mostardi’s sample planter
A Year at Brandywine Cottage
Brandywine Cottage in Spring
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